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. also in the program, the u.s. congress bars to build chinese telecom companies from takeovers or mergers. it's as there are security threats. a warning on afghanistan's future. in the report forecasts collapse and even civil war after foreign forces have left. it's midday in london, 7:00 in the evening in beijing, 7:30 in the morning in caracas. hugo chavez has extended his 14- year grip on power in venezuela. the vote was his narrowest victory, but it gives him another six-year term to continue venezuela's socialist revolution. his victory may irritate his detractors in washington and elsewhere. the votes pit the president against the young candidate henrique capriles, who vowed to open the country to private investment. now this report from caracas. >> this had been billed as a tight race. but the results came quickly in the end after the final polling stations had closed and gave hugo chavez a 10-point lead. >> to those who promote hate and social poison and those always drawn to deny all the good things that happen in venezuela, i invite them to dialogue, debate, and to wo
't have independent confirmation of that. but it's fairly likely, because the turks said they were using radar to pinpoint the sources of fire that had fired into turkey. the shelling has continued in the early morning, but we don't know whether it will continue. a lot will depend on that. whether the turks keep up the bombardment or whether they will feel their national honor has been satisfied. the other important thing to watch is for any kind of syrian reaction. they have not mention any casualties and their tone so far has been conciliatory, saying there is an investigation under way in syria as to how the fire went across the border into syria and extending condolences to the families of the turkish victims. >> it is a no-nonsense response. just in terms of the domestic realities for turkey and for the turkish government and the position they find themselves in , presumably, they would want to stop this. >> certainly, they don't want to get embroiled in a bilateral fight with the syrian regime on the ground. that has been clear from the beginning. there is a concerted nato division
. a thousand page report from the u.s. anti-doping agency on how the seven times tour de france winner got away with it. >> it paints an undeniable web of, unfortunately, the deepest and the most sophisticated professionalized drug program we've ever seen a team run. >> hello, with the world of news and opinion. also in the program, the airport drama that escalates tensions between turkey and syria. and from moscow and damascus flight that had illegal cargo. the young pakistani girl shot by the taliban because she campaigned for education. still critical and now moved to another hospital. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington where the sporting icon lance armstrong's reputation has suffered yet another blow at the american anti-doping agency labeled him a serial cheat. they have accused him of being at the heart of the most sophisticated doping program ever seen in the sport. it says armstrong used illegal blood and drug transfusions and led his teammates to do the same. >> the american anti-doping agency says it is beyond doubt. lance armstrong won the tour de france seven times
its missiles can now reach the u.s. mainland. >> next time it's for real. the -- they vow to go faster and further than before. it's midday in london. angela merkel has just arrived for her first visit in five years in greece. the greece she will see this time around will see people mired in -- some of the anger is toward angela merkel. so why is she there? here's our correspondent. >> she arrived for her first visit to greece in over five years. touching down in the euro zone's most indebted nation. she stayed away before critical of the slow performance but now a show of support. large parts of athens were cordened off. a sign of the rage against a leader many see as driving the painful spending cuts. protests before her arrival had banners and slogans against angela merkel. germany has insisted on those cutbacks before austerity relief was given. >> we want to form a strong partnership with especially germany. >> it was the greek prinal minister's visit that laid down citizenshiplations. for the prime minister, seeking to rebuild greece's credibility, it's of huge importance. from o
's look at some other stories making headlines around the world. the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has said that she accepts responsibility for security failures at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the building was attacked and a full you are american citizens, one of them the u.s. ambassador, was killed. she said she was focused on cracking -- tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. the captain of a cruise ship which sank off the coast of tuscany has arrived for the second day of the hearing. these accused of multiple manslaughter charges after 32 people died on the costa concordia when it ran aground. in cambodia, people have been mourning the death of the former king who died in beijing on monday. officials expect thousands to line the streets when his coffin is taken from the airport to the royal palace. we have seen droughts in the u.s., rainfall being poor in rarussia and a dry monsoon in other areas. this affects what we eat. it's a world food day today and we are looking at how different countries are coping with rising food prices. first, argentina.
comes out fighting in the second debate of the u.s. presidential campaign. he was playing catchup afternoon mitt romney's performance in the first. >> i had a question, how much did you -- >> do you want me to -- >> you will get your chance in a moment. i'm still speaking. >> mr. president. i'm still speaking. >> i'm sorry. >> hello and welcome to gmt. i'm george al guya. the new round sparked in america. two servicemen accused of remain. >> and cambodians pay their respect to a man who died on monday. >> it's midday here in london. 6:00 p.m. in -- and early morning in new york where the spin doctors have been hard at work after the second debate in the second debate of the presidential campaign. barack obama came out fighting, because he had to. the debate comes at a crucial time. he has seen support drop in a swing state. >> if barack obama was listless in the first debate as many commentatorsal suggested that behind the traditional handshake with his challenger this time, was a president clearly more determined. that that was no mariano rivera evident than when mitt romney accu
holiday of eid al-ad -- and in supporting malala yousafzai. joins bbc's aleem maqbool us from pakistan. much concern about her condition. to undergo an 11-hour flight does take something. >> yes and there's been talk over recent days over whether she was stable enough to undertake a flight like that. it was seen that the need was great enough for that to happen. we have not been given specifics about her condition, only that she is becoming stable and is still unconscious, remaining on a ventilator. her circumstances are critical and the coming days are critical according to doctors. they feel they have done what they can over here and are handing it her care over to the u.k. >> i presume we should expect a long-term treatment, that she will be here for quite some time. >> yes, short term they have to ensure that she gets through this period. after that, neuro rehabilitation and skull reconstruction, and then the psychological impact of an attack like this where she was faced with a taliban gunman. other girls were in the bus and have been offered help. there were 20 other schoolgirls
corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, bbc world news. >> sandy strikes int he u.s. kills 16 and a surge washes through city is on the east coast. the big apple is a big blackout. the storm sparked fires as well as flooding in at least 50 homes in queens. >> so far this has involved about five buildings. we could not get any apparatus down the block. >> welcome to bbc world news. also coming up in this program, as the economic slowdown goes on, financial heavyweights meet in berlin for a financial solution. we find out how hollywood makes sure some of its blockbusters appear on chinese screens. hello, people come up on the east coast of america, waking up too damaged after storm sandy swept across the region. 16 people have been killed as a result of the storm and 16 million are without power. -- 6 million people are without power. >> hello and welcome to washington on the east coast of america where the devastating power of storm sandy was unleashed last night, leaving millions in new york without power and widespread flooding in lower manhattan. break hasas triggered a majo
while stranded at sea off north carolina because of the hurricane, according to the u.s. coast guard of. teen-person crew took light jacket and went into the lifeboats -- a ten-person crew. now more from our correspondents. >> hurricane sandy churning waters off the new jersey shore. waves as high as 11 feet predicted at the height of the storm. people are getting out. already battling the bins that are expected to get its ferocious -- get ferocious. transatlantic flights have been cancelled. in atlantic city, people are boarding buses for shelters where they could stay until midweek. the casinos have been boarded up. hurricane sandy is roaring up the eastern coast of united states. it's expected to turn sharply in london sometime today, crashing into a cold front from the west and the north, which will turn it into a monster storm. >> my main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously. the federal government is working with state and local governments. it will be very important that populations in all the affected states take this seriously. listen to your sta
you very much for being with us. the damage really is breathtaking. the challenge facing the east coast of u.s. to restore order is overwhelming. the mayor of new york said that sandy could prove to be the worst storm ever seen on that side of the u.s.. at least 40 people have been killed. president obama's battle with sandy is still very much alive. in just the last hour or so, there has been some indication of a return of normality. there will be extra flights as well to assist stranded passengers. >> a second night in the dark for the city that never sleeps, the manhattan skyline just a shadow of itself. water is still everywhere in the subways and tunnels. above ground, the trains are not running either. >> this is a devastating storm. perhaps the worst we have ever experienced. our first responders have been heroic in saving lives. they are still conducting life- saving search and rescue missions and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. >> all day, people surveyed the damage, the worst of it in the boroughs like staten island. >> when they tell you to stay inside, stay
him as a stabilizing figure. the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton promised american help into the car bomb investigation. such support may by the government times for now, but it's not likely to survive with violence in the streets. >> let's take a look at some other stories making headlines. the cuban revolutionary leader fidel castro has appeared to refute rumors that he's on his deathbed. photographs of the former leader appear in state media holding a copy of friday's newspaper. he said he was releasing a photograph to show how dishonest the rumors were. he says that he feels fit. the british high commissioner in india, the british government suspended ties with a person allegedly complicitous in riots which killed thousands of people. in south africa, the inquiry into the shooting a 34-by police has resumed. the violence took place at a strike at the plant in the mind in august at the marikana mine. it was adjourned to allow family members and victims to attend the funeral. the lance armstrong doping scandal, the governing body of the cycling world is announcing whet
. >> thanks for joining us. the father of the pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by a taliban gunman has visited his daughter malala at the queen elizabeth hospital in birmingham. she was attacked as punishment for providing the education of girls and criticizing taliban militants. chirac in the u.k. to received specialized treatment. -- she arrived in the u.k. last week to received specialized treatment. >> encouraging speed, and we are very happy. i will tell a few more things. when she fell -- the person who attacked her, shhe wanted to kill her, but she fell temporarily. she will rise again. she can stand up. when she fell, pakistan -- [indiscernible] >> anthony, it was wonderful and heartwarming to see at malala's father after he had seen his own daughter in the hospital. what was the message he brought with him? >> the message in the clip you just play it, that malala will rise again, and what a turnaround for this family. he spoke at the beginning of the press conference as having seen his daughter being medevaced out in a helicopter, and other family was preparing for her funeral
. >> you know that for us, for me, this news was fundamentally unacceptable and remains so. there are deep differences between us and we think that their views are completely wrong. but this is how democracy works and we respect that very much. >> we are in dupont -- tbilisi. tell us a little bit more, damien, about this new man in charge. >> as you say, he is the richest men -- one of the richest men in georgia, but he is also one of the richest men in the world. #153. named as a philanthropist for years here. he burst on the the scene years ago and about to overthrow the government. when he got into politics, everyone was quite skeptical. they now have 80% of the seats in parliament with no credible opposition. it is likely he would be able to oust this powerful ruling party, and it is what he has done, partly thanks to a scandal that broke a few weeks ago where prison guards were seen abusing prisoners. arguably, that is what ousted the ruling party from power. >> some of the reports we're getting is that this will now mean a tilt away from the west and towards russia. is that how you r
for each of us to describe the pathway forward to america we can choose and the people are going to have to make a choice. >> more money is being spent on this election than ever before. who wins depends on how people vote in a handful of swing states and in a few areas of those states so all the money is being spent on bombarding the undecided with tv ads and phone calls. >> this is from the obama campaign. i'm a volunteer. >> the democrats have a well-oiled campaign machine. >> we are outnumbering republicans with new voter registrations. we have volunteers in here every single day making phone calls and have a paid canvasing team and we will have a large army of volunteers on the ground when it's time to get out the vote. >> hello? >> just down the road republicans are doing exactly the same thing. a swing state, your phone always ringing. >> we always know down near las vegas that always goes democratic and the other counties all go republican. this county what youshow county, whichever way it goes, it will determine how the state goes. >> so how is it going? the competition is very
bank, our relationship managers use their expertise in global finance to guide you through the business strategies and opportunities of international commerce. we put our extended global network to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. towhat can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> at last like the leaders concerned that a -- confirmed that an e.u. regulator, will be in place by the end of the year and come in existence by 2013. also in the program, the al qaeda governor, who shot 70 people in toulouse is expected to have extensive contacts in the uk. and ending 17 years of cycling's broader structural -- , cycling and sponsorship. european leaders have moved a step closer in testing out illegal banking union. the framework says the supervisory mechanism is expected to be in place by the end of the year. it will have the car to intervene with any bank in the eurozone. there was disagreement over the timing and the number of banks that the ecb would oversee. >> the eu leaders are reconvene today to discuss issues like china and syria
qaeda's second in command. the u.s. says drones are weapons that limit collateral damage. we met some of those on the receiving end who beg to differ. they have lost 12 relatives between them, all civilians, they insist. he buried two on companies and two cousins. >> when i saw their bodies in pieces, my heart wanted revenge. it still does. >> the remote control killers are president obama's weapon of choice, and not only in pakistan. they hunt down the enemy without boots on the ground. but one former british soldier with fresh and experience -- firsthand experience says drones make it too easy to kill. he was in afghanistan in 2009 monitoring live pictures from a drone. he saw what looked like a man planting a roadside bomb and was about to call in a strike. then someone else appeared. >> the individual who walked up was larger, indicating it was probably a child in the middle of the road playing. at that point, the engagement was called off. it was an unsettling experience. i came close to engaging that target, which was a child. >> at the forefront of opposition to the drones, the
bank, our relationship managers work hard -- use their expertise in global finance the guide you through the business strategies and opportunities of international commerce. we put our spending global network to work for a wide range of companies from small businesses to major consorioat. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> this is a "bbc world news america." the final 90 minutes president obama and governor romney prepare for their last the day. is there anyone left to persuade? he stripped of his seven titles, lance armstrong is given a lifetime ban from the sport he once ruled. a is nothing sacred? the 07 trades in his signature martini for a beer. as james bond sold out in skyfall? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. 15 days to go until the presidential election. it seems unbelievable that there are voters left that have not made up their mind. but tonight, the final debate could be the event that tips them. this race is very tight. mark starts our coverage from the debate site. >> it won't come down to the foot of
with the conflict goes on, the more extreme it becomes spirit is up to the rest of the world to help us get rid of bashar. if we take a longer time, a lot more will be killed and people will become more extremist. for the west to not be helping, that creates extremists. >> not much talk of how long postwar cancellation can survive. what they are sure of this death. the victims yet unknown. >> you mentioned to the challenges of postwar reconciliation. it must feel from your experience that seeing the disparate nature of these groups, any talk is an awful long way. >> a very long time away. everyone is talking of a single time we try to set an end to this struggle, we put it further and further away again bit every time we talked about trying to establish some kind of leadership for the rebels, it gets nowhere. if you compare this with libya last year, as soon as eastern libya, for example, was freed from colonel gaddafi's forces, strip away there was a leadership position -- straight away there was a leadership position that the outside world can do business with a. we have this same a bridgehea
in florida. >> let's get the latest from the cuban capital with our correspondent will grant. give us an update. >> havana got off pretty lightly. most of the impact was in the eastern part of the country, as you said in your introduction. 1 million people in santiago de cubs, tens of thousands of people evacuated by emergency authorities. rain has caused flash floods and rivers have broken their banks. a pretty serious situation. it is still very early in the morning, so we are waiting for confirmation on exactly how much damage has been caused. authorities were very concerned last night as hurricane sandy was approaching from jamaica. >> will, this is a region accustomed to hurricanes. how prepared are the cuban authorities? >> all the countries in the caribbean are very used to this. this is the intense hurricane of the season so far. -- the 10th hurricane. they aren't mostly prepared. in the case of cuba, there's a tight state control of everything including information on such events as this. in this case they were particularly concerned about the more rural communities, the live
was raised, tell us about the pedophile ring? >> he was asked whether this kind of abuse was endemic at the bbc during these three decades or a for your decades we are looking at. he says is too early to tell. but he did say the bbc is looking at the possibility of 9 serious allegations, including people who still work at the bbc. we have the possibility that this goes beyond jimmy savile. >> it goes beyond just the issue of jimmy savile. we know that a hard-hitting program about the allegations was in the process of coming to light, a bbc program which was dropped at a time when the bbc was looking to put together a great tribute program to jimmy savile and put george entwistle at the heart of what he knew about the program. >> on the basis of what i now know, i am surprised that nothing further happened with it. it seems entirely appropriate that the editor has to own that they're not ready to proceed. there was certainly some good journalistic material. even if it was not the prospect of media transmission, a continued investigation -- >> eye witness statements about a criminal of
. an elderly lady went to their office at the red cross crying, saying she used to have a good standard of life and now she is struggling to survive because she not only has her son depending on her but also her grandson. >> thanks very much. one member of the russian congress banned pussy riot has been freed by a moscow court. the women hugged and cheered in the courtroom when the decision was announced. but the other two women, the sentence has been upheld. prison for performing a song that mocked president putin in moscow's main cathedral. let's talk to our correspondent in moscow, steve rosenberg. one of these women was freed. what the difference between the two cases? >> the new defense lawyer for her argued that some would say they took part -- that she had not taken part in the anti-putin prayer because she had been ejected from the cathedral beforehand, so she said her client was not guilty. it seems the appeals court listened to that and decided to commute to that to a suspended sentence. it decided to release her. but the prison terms in relation to the other two pussy riot activists
of an aging world. the new report that calls upon governments to act now to avoid a crisis in the future. u.s. population is growing faster than any other in the world. we will have reaction from japan, already facing the challenge. hello, welcome to "gmt," with a world of news and opinion. the row over safety standards in the skies above europe. new proposals for flying rules. they're calling it the greatest comeback in golfing history. a european starter has left the american team stunned. midday in london, 8:00 p.m. in tokyo, where the united nations has published an alarming report about the rapidly aging global population. by 2050 there will be more elderly people than there are under 15 and the vast majority will be in poor countries, those least capable of dealing with the demographic time bomb. japan is one country that is already having to face up to the challenge. >> if the rest of the world wants to see what the future might look like, they need look no further than here in japan. their population is already aging more rapidly than anywhere else in the world. 30% of people here are
is just half that of the u.s. that will be one of the biggest challenges facing china's next generation of leaders. boosting domestic consumption will not be easy. it will involve carrying out painful economic reforms. it is a prospect that china must go through in order to ensure more sustainable economic growth. -- it is a process that china must go through. she likes the comforts of life. she spends what she earns and it's fine with that. china will need millions more like her if its economy is to change. bbc news, beijing. >> hundreds of women every year travel to britain for an abortion from ireland. strict controls in northern ireland 150 years. now there's the opening of the first private family planning clinic. a protest of anti-abortion people have been protesting in belfast. how divisive is this new clinic proving to be? >> northern ireland is not used to this. protestants and catholics are adamantly opposed to abortion in any form. 120 people have turned out so far in belfast. we expect more to turn up from the presbyterian church as well. ireland is different from the rest o
really do put into context the pictures we can use now of the 200 people using stones and model to have cocktails. we're talking it's not even comparable, clearly. on the other hand, you know, there are new europeans that think of them as new europeans, the countries that joined the e.u. and the countries that were under communism for a long time. and nato. those two big institutions, something which has given them the freedom they wanted. >> chris morris, thank you.stil team witnessed dire conditions in a hospital in aleppo where doctors are doing their best to treat large numbers of people. among them, children. >> the u.k.'s first atomic bomb store, a roller coaster or 100-year-old cinema. among 1,000 sites risking destruction due to aging. we report. >> in an earlier age of austerity, the roller coaster at the dream land offered an escape from the misery of the great depression. britain's oldest roller coaster is in decay and many others are at risk of being lost forever. another is the crescent in buckston darby sure. it has fallen out of use by the turn of this century though now
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